Stop smoking with the help of VApril
UK Vaping industry association (UKVIA) is a vaping organisation that was set up in 2016. They are passionate about spreading the word on Vaping as a very positive way to help long-term and short-term smokers of regular cigarettes to quit smoking and become vapers.
They have built strong platforms in areas such as the media, political and public health to debate the many health advantages that a smoker can benefit from if they where to switch from smoking to vaping.
They have just visited parliament and launched their nationwide campaign VApril, where they are committed to helping the UK’s current 7 million smokers to quit smoking with the use of a vaping device. It is hoped that with the right help and support many more smokers will be encouraged to try vaping as a way of quitting smoking.
Mark Pawsey is chairmen of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for electronic cigarettes and with UKVIA they met last week with members of the House of Lords and MP’s to start the campaign.
Mark Pawsey said “Vaping is now recognised as one of the best ways to quit smoking and therefore presents a major opportunity to make a significant and positive impact on the public health of the nation. Yet only one in 10 people understand the relative minor risk of vaping compared to smoking.
“Even in our own Parliament vapers are treated the same as smokers, forced into outdoor areas far removed from their places of work. It is time we practice what we preach and make Parliament ‘vape friendly.’ That is why we are seeking to change the rules in Parliament, so we can set an example to the public and businesses across the country.”
National vaping awareness campaigns such as Stoptober and VApril are a fantastic way of getting more information out to the public to educate them on the many benefits that vaping may be able to bring to a smoker.
The VApril challenge which started this week, is running from the 3rd to the 30th April 2018 and they hope to get many smokers to quit through vaping over the coming month. They are targeting their campaign on the 7 million smokers we have in this country of which 40% still have not tried vaping as an alternative to smoking.
They have produced a fabulous booklet which you can download here http://www.vapril.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Vape-to-break-the-smoking-habit.pdf
This booklet is written to help smokers on their way to quitting smoking, and you can also visit the www.vapril.org website to take up the VApril challenge where you will be encouraged to drop into a local vape store for a vaping masterclass. These classes will run in April across the UK at specialist vaping stores in many cities including London, Bristol, Leeds, Edinburgh, and Belfast.
The masterclass they offer will include an introduction to vaping and you will be shown the wide range of devices and flavours that are currently on the market and available to you and they will also give expert advice on the ideal starter products that are best suited to you based on your smoking habits whether they range from social and light smoking to average and heavy cigarette smoking.
You will be shown how to use your chosen vaping device by a qualified member of staff who will most likely to be a vaper themselves, they can then show you all you need to know to get you vaping from changing a coil and tank to refilling your tank with E juice once it has become empty.
They will give you the chance to try various e liquids, so you can find the one that best suits you whether that is a fruity flavour or a tobacco flavour e juice. Many new to vaping choose to go with a fruit flavour e juice as they find it easier to quit smoking this way and don’t feel the need to start back on the cigarettes while they are in the transition stage of changing from smoking to vaping.
Vaping Liquid is not officially part of the VApril challenge, but we do still have members of staff who are very knowledgeable in all areas of Vaping and can also set you on the correct path with the right device and liquid if you are wishing to quit cigarettes and try vaping.
Both our shops are open from Monday to Saturday from 10 to 6pm and hold an array of devices, liquids, coils, and tanks to get you started. Both full time members of staff also vape themselves.